March 27, 2021
I comply with Canada's Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) that regulates the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information provided to me. PIPEDA requires that I notify you why I collect your personal information, how I use it and under what circumstances I will disclose such information. Under PIPEDA, you also have the right to access your personal information held by me as well as receive an accounting of how that information is being used or disclosed. I take all the necessary security measures appropriate to secure your personal information provided to me.
I respect the privacy of children (any individual under the age of 16). I do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 16. If you believe any personal information is collected from someone under the age of 16 without parental or guardian consent, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to have this information deleted.
WHAT INFORMATION I COLLECT AND HOW I USE IT
When you send me an email at email@example.com, you may provide certain personally identifiable information including your name and email address. This information is used to respond to the comments you directly send to me. Likewise, when you subscribe to my newsletter, you may provide your name and email address. These will be used to inform you of offers or updates via my newsletter.
Like other websites, this website automatically collects information about you through Log Data. Log Data is information about your computer's Internet Protocol Address, which is your “IP” address, browser information, Internet Service Provider's information, your operating system, and your browser type. This information is used to analyze website statistics related to visitor behaviour, troubleshoot errors, and improve the website's performance.
I allow you to share pages from my website on your social media. Social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, and others) can track your personal infromation. Should you choose to link to my website on your social media, please note that you will be voluntarily disclosing that personal information. This information is no longer private. It becomes public information and can be collected and used by others. I have no control over and take no responsibility for the use, storage or dissemination of such publicly-disclosed personal information by you. Any such interactions via social media with me do not subject me to any kind of liability to misuse of your information by others.
THIRD-PARTY LINKS AND USE
I have no control over these third parties and they have their own Private Policies. Neither am I responsible for the activities and practices of these third parties. You should contact them directly and read their Privacy Policies for any questions. You also agree that your use of these third-party websites is solely at your risk.
DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION
As a general rule, I do not disclose your personal information to third parties without your consent with the exception of the following circumstances:
- I may disclose your information to my trusted third parties that I use, such as my website hosting partners, email marketing service provider, and any other service providers that assist in the operation of the website.
- I may disclose your information to comply with state or federal regulations related to copyright infringement lawsuits or any other legal claims related to the website.
I comply with the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 and do not spam or send misleading information. Should you wish to no longer receive communication from me, you have the option of unsubscribing by clicking unsubscribe at the bottom of the email I send to you or by contacting me.
As for third-party websites, please contact them directly to unsubscribe and/or opt-out from their communications.
I am in compliance with the GDPR along with the email marketing service I use to collect your data.
GDPR VISITOR RIGHTS
Under the GDPR, if you are within the European Union, you are entitled to certain rights and information listed below.
I will retain any information you choose to provide to me until the earlier of:
- You ask me to delete the information by sending a request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that such requests may result in you no longer being able to access content previously provided to you.
- My decision to cease using my existing data providers.
- I decide to no longer be in business or continue to offer my services.
- The data is no longer needed to provide you service, is too costly to maintain further retention, or the I find it outdated.
You have the right to request access to your data that I store and have the ability to access your personal data. You have the right to either rectify or erase your personal data. You have the right to verify the accuracy of your personal data and have it corrected or removed completely You have the right to seek restrictions on the processing of your data. When you restrict the processing of your data, I can store your data but cannot process it further. You have the right to object to the processing of your data in certain circumstances including but not limited to direct marketing, profiling, scientific or historical research purposes, statistical purposes, automated decision making and profiling and tasks based on legitimate interests or in the public interest/exercise of official authority.
You have the right to the portability of your data. You have the right to request your personal data from me, receive it and transfer it to another controller. You have the right to withdraw consent at any time. If you have provided consent to the Company’s processing of your personal data, you have the right to withdraw that consent any time without affecting the lawfulness of processing based upon consent that occurred prior to your withdrawal of consent.
You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority that has jurisdiction over issues related to the General Data Protection Regulation.
I require only the information that is reasonably necessary to enter into a contract with you. I will not require you to provide consent for any unnecessary processing as a condition of entering into a contract with me.
CALIFORNIA CONSUMER PRIVACY ACT (CCPA COMPLIANCE) VISITOR RIGHTS
If you reside in California, you are entitled to additional rights under California law and I ensure compliance with the CCPA. Here are your rights:
- You have the right to know whether your personal information is sold or disclosed to third parties.
- You have the right to say no to the sale of your personal information.
- You also have the right to access your personal information, which I will provide within 30 days of such request.
- You have the right to have your personal information deleted
- You have the right to equal service, price and no discrimination
- You have the right to data portability and right to request your personal information and use it for your own purposes
Pursuant to California’s “Shine the Light Act,” you are permitted to request information about the manner in which I share certain categories of information with third parties for their marketing use. I may disclose your personal information to my affiliates or other related third parties such as service providers, vendors for their use in marketing to you, so I can provide the products and/or services offered on this website to you. When I disclose such information, your personal information is still kept confidential and between me and that third party. It is not used for any other purpose that’s not permitted under the laws.
Please be advised I DO NOT SELL YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION to third parties and have never sold your personal information. I do not intend to sell your personal information in the future either.
Under the CCPA, you still have the right to opt-out of such sales and send me a “do not sell my information” request. If you would like to exercise any of your rights under California law, please submit a verifiable consumer request to me by sending me an email at email@example.com. Only you as the person registered with the California Secretary of State can make such verifiable consumer requested related to your personal information or someone you authorize to act on your behalf.
Your verifiable consumer request must provide sufficient information that allows me to verify that you are the person you are claiming to be or that you are the authorized representative of such person about whom I had collected personal information. You must describe your request with enough details such as your first and last name, address and your country that allow me to properly understand the request and respond to it. Please note I cannot respond to your request or provide you with personal information unless I first verify your identity or authority to make such a request and confirm that the personal information relates to you. I will make all attempts to respond to your request within 30 days of receipt.
The security of your personal information is important to me, and I strive to follow generally commercial industry standards to protect your personal information submitted to me voluntarily and automatically. However, no method of transmission over the Internet is 100% secure and I cannot guarantee the absolute security of your information.
By using this website, you agree to hold me harmless for any security breach and for any unauthorized use of your personal information by third parties. You also agree that I cannot be held responsible for any disclosure of your information through my website without my knowledge and consent.